Smart Bitch Cameo

Early Saturday morning, at about 830 am, at the RWA national conference, I volunteered at the Workshop Booth because it was the only volunteer assignment I thought I could do. It didn’t involve unloading boxes or moving things around, and it did involve sitting and telling people where to go. I can totally do that! So there I was, bright and early, caffeinated and somewhat chipper, sitting in the Workshop Booth, attempting to steer people to different conference rooms.

I totally made up answers, I think. The Hyatt divided their ballroom in to a groundhog’s maze of rooms, and some were accessible from the main ballroom entrance, and some you had to go wander down a ways. There was one room that I swear you had to go down a hall, around the back, through the kitchen, down the street, under some railroad tracks, across a field, and then back through a really weird grimy door to find… a relatively nice ballroom. This was where the Nora Q&A was held, and the room was packed despite being totally hidden somewhere in west Texas.

But back to me! There I am in the Workshop Booth, hanging out and telling people where to go for various things, when the folks from RomanceNovel.TV come by. They want to film a segment of two conference attendees finding their way around, and can they stop by and ask us questions on camera? Sure! I might even still have lipstick on, but who knows.

And behold: a Smart Bitch Cameo. If you go to and click on “Jenna and Jaquie Part 1,” at about :44 seconds in, you’ll see me, looking COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY BEFUDDLED because Jenna and Jaquie asked directions to things we had not been asked about yet. The PAN retreat? Hur? Spotlight on Avon? Huh? Sure! Let me pretend I know where you’re going!

Ah, my few minutes of RN.TV fame: I look confused and really dim because I had NO idea where any of those things were. The look of dismayed horror on my face is cracking me up.

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  1. 1
    Emily says:

    You’ve a voice very much like my cousin’s. Or maybe hers is like yours, I don’t know.

    I’d trust any information you gave me, anyway.

  2. 2
    Ceilidh says:

    You look so adorable, befuddled and all.  It is a look reminiscent of “Oh, shit. I knew I should have studied that part for the quiz.”

  3. 3
    MamaZ says:

    What a coincidence, that was the same expression I wore throughout my marriage…ask the ex.

    You looked beautiful. After watching the video I do remember seeing you around the convention.

  4. 4
    Najida says:

    You’re so cute!  And the expression says it all like “Oh drat!  Why did I volunteer for this?”

  5. 5

    You were such a good sport about the whole thing!!! You were sitting there minding your own buisness and out of no where these cameras are in your face and Jenna and Jacquie are asking you questions – you took a beat and then went right into action.  Can’t tell you how grateful I am – you could have said – “ Hey what up with the cameras and who are you guys?” But no, you went right along with the whole thing. Thanks a million – It was so exciting to finally meet you – I love your site!

  6. 6

    I dunno, the expression on your face?  For some reason reminds me of LOLcats.  There’s an endearing cluelessness about it.

  7. 7
    SB Sarah says:

    “After watching the video I do remember seeing you around the convention.”

    “round” being the operative word. Notice my girth is well hidden by the booth. Thank you, booth.

    And I don’t know if my cluelessness was endearing to those looking for directions for realz. I was probably being cursed up and down the hallway when I got it wrong. Screw you, Ballroom H.

  8. 8
    Walt says:

    The maze of hallways getting to (H)ell room? Oh, yes. 
    It’s all about the journey, baby.
    My RWA Trip To Hell

  9. 9
    SB Sarah says:

    YES! OMG.

    You kept walking down this dark and danky hallway thinking, “There’s NO WAY this is right…” and then at the end? Huge ballroom.


    It was totally the hallway to hell.

  10. 10
    Maria Lokken says:

    Hey Sarah – the truth is, Marisa and I were laughing out loud when we screened the footage, your expression was priceless – as funny as your reviews – but you were a professional!  Thanks for the cameo, we didn’t have to re-shoot that segment because you stayed in character despite our surprise visit…..

  11. 11
    SB Sarah says:

    “In character?” You mean, “She who flies by the seat of her pants and is usually making it up as she goes?” I’m usually in that character!

    Thanks for the compliment.

  12. 12
    OpenChannel says:

    Yay Cameo! I didn’t think you looked that horrified, I thought you looked cute.

    I cruised through the rest of the site and, uh, I am wondering why they keep advertising KILL POINT on SPIKE TV. Do they know something about that demographic that I don’t? Tough guys who aren’t afraid to read romance novels? (Hey, touch my Nora Roberts and I’ll break your legs!)

  13. 13
    soco says:

    I was wondering the same thing.  SpikeTV??  Do they know what website this is??

  14. 14

    Sarah, it was great to see you in the RNTV video. What a nice surprise tucked into a fun chat between JennaP and JacquieD.

  15. 15

    You guys were both FABULOUS!! Especially since I ran up what… two seconds before filming and said, “We’refilmingasegmentandwewanttoaskyoudirectionsokaysothanks!!” (pretty much just like that, too). And you never missed a beat! So big, big thank you!


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    trix says:

    Heh, I didn’t even think you looked that horrified. ^_^ I love it when people watch themselves on video and completely pick it apart, analyze their facial expressions and body language, etc. Its akin to watching the old videos your parents took of you performing in the high school/community theatre productions. I know I always watched those things and was like “Seriously, is my voice really that high? Omg why am I doing that with my arms?”

    Also… I love giving directions. It makes me feel so, so powerful.

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